Safe Driving Practices for CMV Drivers

Learn tips, maintenance checks, and techniques to enhance safety while operating Commercial Motor Vehicles. Enroll now.

  • Created in collaboration with DOT TSI experts
  • Comprehensive overview of FMCSR - 49 CFR 383, 392, 393, and 3
  • Finish the program in just 1 hour
  • 0.1 CEUs awarded upon finishing course
  • Tailor-made for CMV drivers
100% Online At Your Own Pace
In compliance with FMCSA 49 CFR regulations
Certificate Upon Completion
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About This Course s-mod-info

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the Defensive Driving portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Accident Countermeasures Manual.

Employing defensive driving techniques makes every driver on the roadway safer. This course provides driving tips and maintenance checks to help CMV drivers use defensive driving techniques while operating CMVs.


This course is intended for all CMV drivers.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Avoid accidents that commonly occur during start-up/back-up procedures, when parking, while negotiating intersections and establishing right-of-way, and while negotiating curves and downgrades and making turns
  • Avoid accidents that commonly occur while using and changing lanes, passing other vehicles on the road, interacting with pedestrians and passengers, and while driving in adverse conditions, and to recognize the equipment available and procedures to follow in an emergency situation.

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AdvanceOnline is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.  IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes the quality of continuing education and training.